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Mal Bellairs

Recorded November 16th, 1987 - 54 min

Longtime personality at station WBBM, Chicago from 1955 to 1969, he worked as a staff announcer and program host. He was born in 1919 and was 68 when we spoke in his home in preparation for the book “WBBM Radio, Yesterday & Today.” He talked about the many changes at the station and in radio in general during that period of time and of his pre- and post-WBBM career. He died July 12, 2010 at age 90.

  
  
Lucky Ladies - 8/20/55 - Schoenwald Certified Supermarket

Did you enjoy the interview? Listen to Mal Bellairs early in his career at WBBM radio and the program "Lucky Ladies" prerecorded on 8/15/55 for a 8/20/55 broadcast.

One Comment

  1. Sam Barnes says... comment left on May 17, 2013 at 12:00 am

    Thank you so much for providing this interview with Mal. It was great to hear about his history in radio especially at WBBM. I had the pleasure of working as a dj at WIVS during his ownership there. He was such a nice person to work with and to work for. I was only part time but had the chance to be around Mal quite a lot and I enjoyed it very much. I was saddened by his passing but thankful I had the privilege of knowing him and working at his station. Thanks again for doing the interview and posting it here. Sam Barnes